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Sugar prices to edge upwards for 2014/15, says Rabobank

Sugar deficit forecast for first time in five seasons

Raw sugar prices are forecast to rise as much as 7% by Q2 2015, but recent trading suggests prices will come down in the longer term, according to an analyst at Rabobank.

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Norwegians loyal to domestic confectionery brands: Leatherhead

The Norwegian confectionery market is unusual by Western European standards since its domestic brands stand tall with the multinationals, according to a Leatherhead analyst.

Yowie secures Walmart trial in Texas

Toy-filled chocolate egg firm Yowie has secured distribution in 50 Walmart stores in Texas.

Brazil’s cookie industry looks overseas as domestic penetration peaks

Brazil’s cookie industry must look to exports markets as its classic formula of reaching more Brazilian customers is no longer the key to future growth.

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Mars recalls M&M’s due to allergy risk

Mars Chocolate North America has recalled some M&M’s branded products because of undeclared peanut butter.

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Nestlé Mexico makes strategic $53m investment to ensure milk supply from DairyReporter.com

Nestlé Mexico will invest 700m pesos ($53m) over the next six years to increase milk production in the country. 

General Mills targets further supply chain savings after net profit plunge from FoodProductionDaily.com

General Mills says the need to offset inflation is as strong as ever as it broadens the scope of cost saving measures across the value chain.

Industry reformulation is the only route to better nutrition, says expert from FoodNavigator.com

Food producers should look at the current obesity crisis as an opportunity to do good business and do good for public health through the reformulation of mass-market products, says one nutrition policy expert.

Dispatches from Euro Fed Lipid Congress, Montpellier.

Saturated fats may not cause heart disease: Researcher from FoodNavigator.com

Saturated fatty acids shouldn’t be avoided as they don't cause cardiovascular disease - but 'excess' is the important word, says a human nutrition expert.

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Mars patent for processing unfermented cocoa beans
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Has Mars found a way around cocoa bean fermentation?

Mars has filed a patent for a method to process unfermented cocoa beans that it claims would...

Lead and cadmium in dark chocolate: Kids exposed

Kids exposed to cadmium in dark chocolate - but they'd have to eat a lot to exceed health limits

A study says regular dark chocolate consumption raises children's exposure to cadmium but they would have to eat over...

Hershey and Cargill Ivory coast cocoa program

Hershey and Cargill team up on Ivorian cocoa program

Hershey has partnered with its supplier Cargill to bring its cocoa sustainability program to the Côte d’Ivoire,...

Lindt North America chief takes reins at Russell Stover
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Lindt North America chief takes reins at Russell Stover

Lindt & Sprüngli has appointed its North America senior vice president Andreas Pfluger to lead the newly...

UAE chocolate market growth prospects

UAE set for torrent of new entrants as chocolate market excels

The United Arab Emirates chocolate market is one of the fastest growing chocolate markets across the globe...

Got Milk lawsuit against Bridge Brands Chocolate

‘Got Milk’ owner sues Bridge Brands Chocolate in trademark spat

The California Milk Processor Board has accused confectioner Bridge Brands Chocolate of unlawfully using and sub-licensing its...

Strauss settles Cadbury Israel lawsuit with Carmit Candy

Strauss pays $2.5m to settle Cadbury Israel lawsuit

The Strauss Group has reached a NIS 9m ($2.5m) out-of-court settlement with Cadbury distributor Carmit Candy, bringing...

Cocoa child slavery case against Nestlé, ADM and Cargill proceeds

Nestlé, ADM and Cargill can’t escape liability for cocoa child slavery, rules court

A US appeal court has ruled that Nestlé, ADM and Cargill can be held to account for...

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